Local Update

New Partners And Director At PwC Malta

PwC in Malta have announced the appointment of Bonavent Gauci, Steve Gingell and Steve Mamo as partners with effect from 1 July 2016. Nicolette Hills has been appointed director. Bonavent Gauci joined the firm in 2000 after reading for a Bachelor of Accountancy at the University of Malta. After four years in the assurance service line, he moved to the advisory practice in 2005. Bonavent specialises in corporate finance, strategic business advisory, valuations, feasibility studies, mergers and business recovery. His client portfolio includes a wide range of industries such as financial services, online gaming, property development, telecommunications and energy. Bonavent leads the valuation team responsible for complex financial instruments and hard to value assets, such as intellectual property. He also co-ordinates The PwC €1 million Start up Fund, a PwC Malta initiative aimed at assisting start-up companies. In 2009, Bonavent graduated from Warwick Business School with distinction, obtaining a Master in Business Administration specialising in corporate finance and strategic management.

Steve Gingell joined the firm in 2003 after reading for a Bachelor of Accountancy at the University of Malta, starting in the tax service line. In 2005, he completed a Master in Law with a specialisation in tax at the University of London. Following this, Steve worked in the tax practice at PwC London for two years. Steve’s portfolio includes a wide variety of local corporate and international clients operating in various industries that include banking, aviation, gaming, tourism and trading operations. He also lectures in VAT and European Tax Law at the University of Malta.

Steve Mamo joined the firm’s assurance service line in 2004, after reading for a Bachelor of Accountancy at the University of Malta. He further developed his audit experience through secondments to PwC Canada and PwC Channel Islands. Steve presently services a portfolio of high profile and listed clients in a number of industries in the services sector, including manufacturing, retail, shipping, automotive, hospitality, health, telecommunications and financial services. Steve delivers in-house training on audit methodology and has lectured audit and assurance subjects with BPP Malta.

Global Appointments For Ronald Attard, EY

EY global has appointed Ronald Attard as leader of Transaction Advisory Services in Central and South East Europe (CSE). CSE is a grouping of 21 countries, including a number of significant economies. In his role, Ronald will be a member of the Central and South East Europe Executive Committee and a member of EMEIA (Europe Middle East India and Africa) Transaction Advisory Services Executive Committee. Ronald will also be a member of the Global Managed Services Board.

Ronald Attard
Ronald Attard

Although having direct responsibility for 21 countries in Central and South East Europe means that he will be travelling extensively, Ronald will retain his roles as Malta’s managing partner and leader for TAS for the south cluster of countries.

Ronald joined EY in 2000 when the firm was established in Malta. Originally an audit partner, he has led the team in building the successful Malta TAS and Advisory practices from scratch. In recent years, he has further established new service offerings, including economic advisory, EU advisory, financial crime and infrastructure support. Over the years he has overseen major transaction support engagements. In Malta, he acts as client serving partner for larger institutions as well as family businesses. In addition, he has also been a senior visiting lecturer at the University of Malta for almost 20 years.

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